American Hero

ID Number: 48487
Maker: Xavier Viramontes
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: Circa 2016
Place Made: United States: California, San Francisco
Measurements: 66 cm x 51 cm; 26 in x 20 1/16 in
Main Subject: Iraq (Middle East); Militarism
Materials: glossy paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Capt. Humayun Khan - U.S. Army American Hero Captain Humayun Khan, a Muslim American, serving in the United States army, died in Iraq in June 2004. While he and his men were guarding the gates of a U.S. military base, a suspicious car approached. Capt. Khan told his mem to 'hit the dirt' and then proceeded to approach the car. The car, loaded with explosives detonated and Capt. Khan was killed. His actions in stopping that car before it entered the gates saved the lives of many of his fellow soldiers. Capt. Khan was posthuumously awarded the bronze star and the purple heart. He was buried in Arlington with full honors. He is a true American hero. (c)

Acquisition Number: 2016-151

Khan's name came to national attention during the 2016 presidential campaign as an example of Muslim Americans serving in the military. At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, his father Khizr Khan, standing at the podium with his wife (and Humayun's mother) Ghazala, delivered a speech condemning U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements on Muslims. (Source:

Production Notes: printed on glossy side of board, with green background

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.

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